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Report: Aaron Hernandez's uncle dies in moped crash

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08:59 AM ET 08.04 | A city man killed in a moped crash on Central Street early Saturday is an uncle of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case told The Courant. Shortly after 1 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Central Street and Church Avenue for a crash involving a moped. Upon arrival, firefighters began treating the driver, Robert J. Valentine, 49, for a life-threatening head injury, police said. Valentine was the brother of Terri Hernandez, Aaron Hernandez's mother, the source said.

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August 4, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Condolences for the family of Robert J. Valentine. Curses for the media that ties this story to Aaron.

August 4, 2013  09:47 AM ET

This is sports ?

August 4, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Condolences for the family of Robert J. Valentine. Curses for the media that ties this story to Aaron.

This. ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Poorest of poor taste.

August 4, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Condolences for the family of Robert J. Valentine. Curses for the media that ties this story to Aaron.

The media is what you turn to when you realize you've grown up without any particular job skills.

August 4, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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The media is what you turn to when you realize you've grown up without any particular job skills.

How true.....Most articles these days in any paper or site are brutally hard to read.....If the 20 something's can't reduce it to a tweet or text then forget it....

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August 4, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Was he driving a Vespa?

August 4, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Put you on that list too

Are you trying to get deleted when the MOD(s) return to work on Monday???

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August 4, 2013  11:06 AM ET

Sorry for his loss. A 49 year old on a Moped. At least out here in AZ they have the decency to buy a full dressed Harley and roaring go off and forgetting how to stop the bike.

August 4, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Are we sure Aaron didn't shoot out the tires?

August 4, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Condolences for the family of Robert J. Valentine. Curses for the media that ties this story to Aaron.

Amen.

August 4, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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They don't have the balls!!

Could be.

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August 4, 2013  11:47 AM ET
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They don't have the balls!!

But if Bud Selig was a MOD he'd have the balls...no, he wouldn't either.

 
August 4, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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How true.....Most articles these days in any paper or site are brutally hard to read.....If the 20 something's can't reduce it to a tweet or text then forget it....

Totally agree! It is almost like reading a cartoon strip now. Brief description and then tweets with weird pictures posted in corner with some sort of comment by the character in the corner. I miss real journalism.

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